Panayotis D. Cangelaris - Greek Diplomat and Collector



"Female Portrait" by Yiorgos Vakirtzis 

"Female Portrait", 1980
By Yiorgos Vakirtzis (1923-1988)
Mixed technique on canvas, 33Χ33 cm.
Inv. No.: P-20


"Coastal Actions No.12" by Yiorgos Vakirtzis

"Coastal Actions Νο 12", 1979
By Yiorgos Vakirtzis (1923-1988)
Oil on canvas, 71Χ100 cm.
Inv. No.: P-24


Born at the Island of Mytilene, Yiorgos Vakirtzis studied at the School of Fine Arts, Athens (1939-1946) with Umbertos Argyros and Costas Parthenis.  He later continued his studies at the École des Beaux Arts and other open academies of art in Paris (1951-1952).  At the same time (1938-1940) he was taught by Stephanos Almaliotis the art of τηε gigantic poster, which he professed with success for many years on account of numerous cinemas in Athens (1945-1963).  He had his first solo exhibition in that same city (1960).  Since 1949, however, he had participated to group shows in Greece and abroad.  Other one-man and group exhibitions followed as well.  He published a series of books on fine arts and has written studies, essays and articles on art and its application.  In his work one may distinguish a subjective realism.  Yiorgos Vakirtzis passed away in Athens (1988).

P.D.Cangelaris, Reflections upon Greek Contemporary Painting, The Cangelaris Collection, vol.1, Athens 1991








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